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  1. Imported styles contain unwanted formatting

    InDesign CC 2018
    When I load styles from an existing document (one that got designed for me, and therefore has lots of styles that I need to reuse) the style in the new document contains lots of random additional settings.
    The doc in question is MSM - Front and Back matter (attached). To recreate the issue, simply export any paragraph (or other) style into a different document and check out the extraneous formatting.
    Attached files: Snip of an original style, snip of a style loaded to new doc, and the InDesign doc in question.
    Also see thread from online forum: …

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  2. ID is freezing

    ID is freezing when I edit the paragraph styles or when I try delete this style

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  3. Importing text styles from previous versions of InDesign cause a freeze

    When I try to import text styles from files I made just a couple weeks ago in August, InDesign immediately bogs down (slow mouse movement for 1 second), and then freezes.

    I am able to successfully import text styles from InDesign files created with previous versions of InDesign (<14.0) when I install and run InDesign 13.1.1, but have been unsuccessful with v14.

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  4. Issue with Character Formatting while using FN references

    There is no bold in word file (RTF) although while flow to InDesign CS6 bold formatting applied, please check and provide solution for this issue.

    Note: Issue occurred in text "<H2>[De vulneribus pectoris vel thoracis]."
    after note reference 84 in the head level, which affects to next paragraph up to next formatting.

    Here i have attached docx instead of rtf file, since rtf files not allowed to post with bug request.

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  5. Issue with Character Formatting while using FN references

    There is no bold in word file (RTF) although while flow to InDesign CS6 bold formatting applied, please check and provide solution for this issue.

    Note: Issue occurred in text "<H2>[De vulneribus pectoris vel thoracis]."
    after note reference 84 in the head level, which affects to next paragraph up to next formatting.

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  6. Paragraph Style Panel Overrides

    THIS HAS BEEN BROKEN FOR YEARS NOW!

    Paragraph Overrides

    You used to be able to hover your mouse over a paragraph style in the paragraph style panel that had an override (plus sign). When you hovered over this style it would display a tool tip showing you what was overriding that style. This no longer works.

    InDesign magazine has even written an article about it... https://indesignsecrets.com/how-to-get-tooltips-working-again.php

    The only way to fix this problem is to resize the panel. Every time you need to see what is overriding a style you have to resize the panel meaning you may have to…

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  7. Nested Line Styles interfere with Grep Styles

    I'm experiencing a bug where Nested Line Styles are interfering with Grep Styles.

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a Character Style "Small Caps" that only applies OpenType All Small Caps.
    2. Create a Character Style "No Break" that only applies the No Break rule.
    3. Create a Paragraph Style "Test":
        a. In Nested Styles, add Small Caps for 1 line
        b. In Grep Styles, add:
            i. Small Caps: ([\u\d&@#\$%/]{2,}(?!\l{2,}))|([\d&amp;@#$%]+)|(I'D)
            ii. No Break: (?<=.{55}).{15}$
    4. Fill with placeholder text, and add a string of capital letters (something that matched the Small Caps grep) somewhere in the middle

    You'll notice that the line…

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  8. Sentence case in styles

    Please add a "Sentence Case" to Paragraph Styles. Incredibly the choices are limited to Normal, Small Caps, All Caps, OpenType All Small Caps. When editing a book the subheads are almost always Sentence Case. Why would this not be an option?

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  9. character styles in Table of Contents

    Not sure if this is a bug or a feature.

    It is a best practice, if you use running headers, to apply a character style to a selected subset of a heading, for example, HeadText1 for a first-level heading, and HeadText2 for a second-level heading, so that the header just shows basically a short title for the heading. You define the header to contain two text variables, first Heading1 that picks up, for example, the first instance of the text marked with HeadText1, and Heading2 that picks up the last instance of HeadText2. Works great, and I have a post…

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  10. Estilos de linea anidados

    Tengo un estilo anidado a la primera linea, donde ha de aparecer en versalita. El problema es que si la palabra de la linea está cortada, no considera que ha terminado la primera linea y sigue aplicando el estilo versalita. También pasa si la segunda linea también parte... La versalita continua hasta encontrar un final de linea que no parte. Entonces considera que se a terminado la linea.

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  11. Estilos de linea anidados

    Tengo un estilo anidado a la primera linea, donde ha de aparecer en versalita. El problema es que si la palabra de la linea está cortada, no considera que ha terminado la primera linea y sigue aplicando el estilo versalita. También pasa si la segunda linea también parte... La versalita continua hasta encontrar un final de linea que no parte. Entonces considera que se a terminado la linea.

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  12. Estilos de linea anidados

    Tengo un estilo anidado a la primera linea, donde ha de aparecer en versalita. El problema es que si la palabra de la linea está cortada, no considera que ha terminado la primera linea y sigue aplicando el estilo versalita. También pasa si la segunda linea también parte... La versalita continua hasta encontrar un final de linea que no parte. Entonces considera que se a terminado la linea.

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  13. InDesign leading changes not applying

    Whenever I change the leading (line spacing) under Character styles, the document won't accept the changes. I tried saving, quitting the program, and reopening, but the problem persists. Doesn't matter whether I apply the style to a single line or multiple lines.

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  14. Italics not showing in InDesign CC2019 - but does in all other versions

    I have a .docx file that when brought into InDesign CC2019 (14.0.2) the italics do not show. The italics show in all other versions of InDesign. This is worrying for when we work on long documents. The error still occurs if the file is changed to a .doc file.

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  15. Paragraph style naming field typed text overwrites itself


    1. Double click style name

    2. Attempt to rename style

    3. Text field appears limited to 1-3 characters.

    4. As text is entered into the field, each character deletes and replaces the previous (ie overtype mode).

    This occurs only randomly and only inside of InDesign. My keyboard or OS settings can be ruled out as a cause.

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  16. New, based-on Object style isn't "based on"

    Take an Object Style and create a new style based on that style. When the new dialog opens with the based-on name present, it has a number of items chosen and selected, but it's not the same as the based on item.

    You could try Duplicate Object Style and then add the based on-name, but while there is no error, any change made to the based-on object does not change the new object style.

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  17. Bug - Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style

    Paragraph style folder starts acting as paragraph style. Individual styles inside the folder are no longer associated with paragraphs, just the folder. When changing name of folder the paragraph style settings are shown instead of the plain change folder name dialog.

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  18. Size and Position Missing from Object Styles

    "Size and Position Options" are missing from Object Styles. The option is simply not listed in the Object Styles options and I cannot find a reason for it anywhere. Everywhere I've searched says it should be there so that I can set a specific placement for an object with that style applied, but it's missing.

    I'm using the software at work. It's Adobe InDesign CC - 2017.1 release. 12.1.0.56 x64 build.

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  19. Add a tick box to settings panel of paragraph rules, to make rule under every line of a paragraph possible

    I design a lot of school books. I frequently need to use dotted rules under all lines in a paragraph, where children can write down their own answers. These answers are already filled in with the correct answers for the teachers in a spot color. The students gets books without this spot color printed. This to clarify why I would need this. Until now the only solution I could find was to end each line with a paragraph end. But this is not very user friendly, especially when this answer-text needs a revision

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  20. Paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable

    inDesign paragraph-style grep functions are unreliable. I have two examples with differing issues in a monthly publication.

    The first is a query for web addresses and emails based on common TLDs. I have used it for years.
    \b\S+(.com|.org|.gov|.edu|.net|.UK|.ca|.uk|.ly)((\s)|[^&gt;])\;\:\s(.\s)(\,\s)]+)

    In the same document, on the same text, the style change query works, and then doesn't work in another paragraph style. To make it more confusing, if I remove the pathname variables it will then work. If I past the variables back in, it will still work.

    Even simple match queries will need to be edited into different syntax to work from…

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